Fingertips

Directed by Anna Rose Holmer and starring a seriously pregnant Natalie Portman, this music video for James Blake‘s “My Willing Heart” is track #9 from Blake’s The Colour in Anything, a two-disc album which popped last October. Honestly? Some of the shots are too dark and murky. What’s point of shooting something if it prompts a viewer to complain “why didn’t the dp use a bit more light?” And Blake‘s falsetto voice, which reminds me of Simply Red‘s Mick Hucknall, has a delicate, ethereal quality. If I was a blunt, crude type, I would say he sings like a 9 year-old girl who hasn’t woken up yet.

  • PC Brownshirt Jackboot

    “Honestly? Some of the shots are too dark and murky. What’s point of shooting something if it prompts a viewer to complain “why didn’t the dp use a bit more light?”

    Congratulations, this is the exact same thing the dipshit executives said to Gordon Willis when they saw Godfather dailies.

    • gruver1

      Nope — Willis’s compositions were beautiful, painterly, Vermeer-like. Holmer’s images are dark and murky.

      • PC Brownshirt Jackboot

        “Nope — *reiterates same dipshit position*”

        • gruver1

          You’re a cinematic SJW fascist. No criticisms of light levels will be allowed because the dp who shot this video is GOD.

          • PC Brownshirt Jackboot

            You can tastefully de-grain deez facist nuts.

      • Bg

        Dark yes, murky no – there was always a clarity to what Willis did. Storaro is also in the same category in the sense that they used darkness as way of capturing the audience’s attention. This DP is nowhere on their level, you just have to look at the underwater shots for that. When your Oscar-winning talent looks like she’s swimming in a dirty, fish-detritus filled tank, you’ve failed her. Sorry not sorry.

  • dbe2101

    HOLMER.

    • gruver1

      Fixed, thanks.

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